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Machinery meaning

machinery - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Machines, in general, or collectively.
  2. 2. The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.
  3. 3. The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected.
  4. 4. The means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose.
  5. 5. Machines in general; parts of a machine.

machinery - examples of usage

  1. No one had a full set of machinery. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. With machinery they could do just as they liked. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The rest of the increase can be easily accounted for by the great improvements in machinery, and the general prosperity of the country. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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